Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022
In her presentation at the winter edition of THE Genealogy Show I was convinced by Marian Burk Wood to use FindaGrave as cousin bait. I had mentioned FindaGrave as a source of cousin bait in my presentation at that event but I hadn't fully explored the opportunities it could provide to reel in cousins. I'm not going to spill the beans on what Marian said; you'll have to find her presentation somewhere or invite her to talk to your group.
Prior to this I had only dabbled in FindaGrave managing my parents' memorials and adding a few odd facts to other memorials. I had previously uploaded all grave photos to BillionGraves and not to FindaGrave; I have reviewed that practice. Depending on time constraints I usually take photos of some neighbouring headstones when visiting family plots.
Since being enlightened by Marian I am adding information and photographs to close relatives' profiles and adding profiles for those missing from the FindaGrave database. Thanks to Marian for her informative presentation and to those volunteers who have willingly handed over management of family memorials to me.
I am not trying to build up a huge collection of memorials to manage; I have no time for that. I just want to care for memorials of close family members especially those aunts and uncles with no issue.
I will continue to add value to the memorials of cousins I encounter in my meandering on the site. I'm now leaving plenty of footprints for others to find.
|I had fun linking up my Dad's parents and siblings|
Sunday, January 9, 2022
We were in Sydney yesterday and in the vicinity of Botany Cemetery (now called Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park) so we popped into see Mum and Dad.
It didn't take long for us to find their plot as I was able to access the details from my website on my phone. With the mausoleums on the opposite of the road off which the lawn plots and the clear sign of Section 41 we were able to find plot 51 with ease.
Although very spongy to walk on it was pleasing to see the lawn surrounding the graves mown and weed free. Because of Covid we haven't visited the cemetery since the new headstone I ordered had been put in place so it was good to see that it met my expectations.
|These mausoleums are good placemarkers|
|Mum and Dad are along this row|
|The new headstone|
|It's a peaceful environment|
Friday, January 7, 2022
Sending a HUGE shoutout to my genimates near and far who responded to this Geneameme Challenge (it's not too late for you to join this select group of geneabloggers).
As one who hasn't yet penned her post I know how much time it takes to reflect, write, edit etc. I thank you all for your commitment and contributions which are inspiring and full of information. While Covid presented many challenges you took them head on and made stunning progress with your education and research.
Mel Hulbert https://www.itsallrelative.com.au/post/accentuate-the-positive-geneameme-2021
Samantha John https://lyfelynes.com/accentuate-the-positive-2021/
I will continue to add to this list.
If I have missed anyone please let me know and I will rectify ASAP.